We asked for your questions about Objectivist philosophy and you submitted them. Join Aaron Smith, Mike Mazza, and Sam Weaver to discuss Objectivism's answers to questions about the value of physical health, the rationality of helping others, and moral relativism.
In this episode of New Ideal Live, Mike Mazza, Aaron Smith and Sam Weaver answer questions about Objectivism submitted by the podcast’s audience.
Among the topics covered:
Mentioned in the discussion are Ayn Rand’s essays “What Is Capitalism?” and “The Ethics of Emergencies” from her book The Virtue of Selfishness.
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Objectivism on valuing physical health0:02:00
Philosophy vs. personal choice0:09:54
Physiques of Rand's fictional characters0:14:03
Physical attractiveness as a goal0:20:26
Enjoyable but risky activities0:28:47
Objectivity of values0:30:08
The concept "objective"0:38:32
Rand's "immortal robot"0:44:06
Rationally aiding other people0:45:24
Rational vs. emotionalistic reasons0:51:07
Helping strangers out of good will0:54:59
Introspecting about helping others